Gallery Exhibit: Claude Freeman, Woods and Water
Onondaga Community College
Ann Felton Multicultural Center and Gallery
Onondaga Community College,
Artist Statement: "Through my drawings I am creating a personal image of reality. It is not a reproduction of nature buy my expression of my emotions, sensations, and feelings, how that unique place impresses me. A photographed image preserves a visual event, but a drawing can entail the experience of seeing, of understanding atmosphere and space. In my drawings I try, for a change, to see things in black and white. I believe it is the only way to explore a uniquely natural landscape. The black and white landscapes have an almost mystical charm that changes with the time of day and season."
Claude Freeman is a Professor Emeritus at SUNY ESF where he taught Landscape Architecture for over 40 years. He now teaches drawing at the Art Department at OCC. Over many years his drawings have been accepted at numerous juried Art Shows including those at the Gibson Gallery in Potsdam, NY, the Lake Placid Center of the Arts in Lake Placid, NY, the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY, Shelburne Farm's Art Exhibition in Shelburne, VT, and the Delavan Art Gallery, in Syracuse. Mr. Freeman has received a variety of awards and recognition for his artwork.